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ATI Catalyst Display Driver 8.3

March 9th, 2008 by Crusader

AMD has released their monthly Linux ATI Catalyst display driver package for their graphics cards; the release notes tell the story:

  • Introduces Xvideo extension for video scaling and color space conversion is now supported on Xpress 1200 series hardware.
  • On workstation hardware 3D applications will no longer be corrupted if the screen width is not an integer multiple of 64 pixels, for example with a 1680×1050 wide screen display.
  • Display flicker is no longer be noticed when the gnome screen-saver starts.
  • Several image brightness and gamma-correction issues were resolved. Setting the gamma correction using xgamma, fglrx_xgamma, xorg.conf and in OpenGL games will all work as expected now.
  • Diagonal tearing will no longer be noticed when playing a video file using a video player that utilizes the XVideo extension.
  • Video playback will no longer look blocky when playing a video file using a video player that utilizes the XVideo extension.

Thanks to Tobias Lamers for the heads up.

Download: [ amd.com ]

2 Responses to “ATI Catalyst Display Driver 8.3”

  1. obsidian Says:

    This is a pretty good release – video and 3D works good on my X1250 board.

  2. Andre4s Says:

    How is the ATI performance now days compared to Nvidia?

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